Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a pregnant woman died after allegedly being set on fire by her husband at Patadei Slum in Mancheswar area of Odisha capital last night.
The accused, identified as Bibhisan Sandel, a daily wage labourer, was arrested by the Mancheswar police today.
He reportedly took the extreme step in an inebriated state after a heated exchange of words with his wife Sukanti.
Police have seized the body and sent it to the Capital Hospital here for post-mortem.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the killing was a fallout of dispute over suspicion regarding illicit relationship. Investigation into the matter is underway and a case has been registered in this connection, a police official said.